• Short Summary

    DESPITE A POLITICAL CRISIS AND RUMOURS THAT HIS TOUR WOULD BE CANCELLED, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH LANDED IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, MARCH 22, FOR A SEVEN-DAY VISIT.

  • Description

    DESPITE A POLITICAL CRISIS AND RUMOURS THAT HIS TOUR WOULD BE CANCELLED, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH LANDED IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, MARCH 22, FOR A SEVEN-DAY VISIT. IT WAS THE LAST LEG OF A SEVEN WEEK 20,000 MILE JOURNEY IN WHICH HE HAS VISITED TEN SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES.

    THE DUKE - WHO WAS AT THE CONTROLS OF THE AIRCRAFT - WAS MET BY PRESIDENT FRONDIZI. THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR, SIR GEORGE MIDDLETON, AN AIR FORCE GUARD OF HONOUR, A LINE-UP OF 400 BRITISH CHILDREN, AND A CHEERING CROWD OF SEVERAL THOUSAND. ACCOMPANIED BY PRESIDENT FRONDIZI HE RODE IN AN OPEN CAR TO THE BRITISH EMBASSY RESIDENCE.

    AT LEAST ONE OF THE DUKE'S ENGAGEMENTS HAS BEEN CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE CRISIS WHICH FOLLOWED ELECTION VICTORIES BY SUPPORTERS OF DEPOSED PRESIDENT JUAN PERON. ON MARCH 25 STILL NO SOLUTION WAS IN SIGHT AND DEMANDS WERE BEING MADE FOR THE RESIGNATION OF PRESIDENT FRONDIZI AND SEVERAL OF HIS MINISTERS. THE PRESIDENT REJECTED THE CALL AND A NEW CABINET WAS SWORN IN THE FOLLOWING DAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC3RMPELMEMSSHYFH6GD08TD2C
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3RMPELMEMSSHYFH6GD08TD2C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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